Wikipedia Lookup Bug

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 1 2014 3:11 PM

i tried the new Wikipedia lookup in LOGOS 6.  My first attempt was a failure - but it appears to be a bug.

I am studying Matthew 10 and was looking up the word "Sparrow" in Animals Mentioned In The Bible.  Here is a screen shot:

When I used the word "Sparrow" highlighted in Green I got a message saying the entry could not be found in Wikipedia.  Not quite believing that, I went to Google and did a Google search and found the Wikipedia entry.  i went back to LOGOS and reproduced the error.  I then tried a different "sparrow", the Red one, in the same LOGOS book and the Wikipedia entry did pop up when I ran the search.  

My guess is it has to do with the caps or the fact it is in a title, but something is not right with the Wikipedia lookup.  Thanks for taking a look.

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 3:14 PM

Floyd Johnson:
My guess is it has to do with the caps or the fact it is in a title, but something is not right with the Wikipedia lookup

That's stramge, because every other all caps words I tried worked fine, but all caps SPARROW doesn't. How odd!

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 3:21 PM

I tried "Swallow" (did not work), "Swan" (worked), and "Tortoise" (did not work) in the same book. 

Very ODD indeed.

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 3:22 PM

Thank you for reporting this. I was able to reproduce it and have filed a case to have it fixed in an upcoming release.

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Hoong-Ern Ng | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 3:23 PM

Wikipedia's article titles are case sensitive (besides the first character) - if you go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPARROW you'll see it's a page which was deleted, while http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparrow or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sparrow is probably the article you wanted Smile

Behavior may seem a bit odd, but I'm pretty sure that's what's going on.

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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 4:31 PM

I have a slightly different issue. I tried the term 'logos prophorikos' (found in Matthew Henry's commentary) and nothing came up. I checked from my browser and the term is mentioned in a Wikipedia article on Logos (not this Logos, ahem). The letter case is the same for both Wikipedia and the commentary (and it's italicized both places, if that matters). I'm wondering if searches will only show results for actual entries (by that I mean the title of the article), and not what is found in the body of the article ... if that makes any sense (sometimes I confuse my own self Big Smile)

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 4:32 PM

Yasmin Stephen:
I'm wondering if searches will only show results for actual entries (by that I mean the title of the article), and not what is found in the body of the article

Yes, that's correct.

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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 4:40 PM

Mark Barnes:

Yasmin Stephen:
I'm wondering if searches will only show results for actual entries (by that I mean the title of the article), and not what is found in the body of the article

Yes, that's correct.

I figured as much. Thanks for confirming; it helps with managing expectations Smile

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 1 2014 8:08 PM

Searching is something I personally hope to see added to Wikipedia in Logos. Much of the future effort hinges on how well the first implementation is received, so I greatly appreciate the feedback. Keep using it and letting us know how it's helping or how we can make it better for you!

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 4:16 PM

Hoong Ern Ng:
Wikipedia's article titles are case sensitive (besides the first character)

You may be right - but Wikipedia does not have a problem with a search that has SPARROW in all caps when typed into Wikipedias search box.  I do hope that LOGOS continues to look at this issue and is able to find a work around.

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 4:19 PM

Floyd Johnson:

Hoong Ern Ng:
Wikipedia's article titles are case sensitive (besides the first character)

You may be right - but Wikipedia does not have a problem with a search that has SPARROW in all caps when typed into Wikipedias search box.  I do hope that LOGOS continues to look at this issue and is able to find a work around.

I just got done talking about this exact problem to the guy who is in charge of the web service we use for this feature. Smile So, he is going to be looking into it.

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 5:03 PM

This has been fixed and should be live for you now (all changes were on the server).

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 5:11 PM

Alan Palmer (Faithlife):
This has been fixed and should be live for you now (all changes were on the server).

Thanks for the follow-up - looks like it is working.  

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 27 2015 9:37 AM

I was playing with the Wikipedia feature for the first time today, and when I highlighted, right-clicked, and looked up the Wikipedia article on "JOSEPHUS", I get nothing.


But if I then click the "go" button on the right, it looks it up correctly. Likewise, if I enter "JOSEPHUS" by hand, it looks it up correctly. This seems to be related to the original issue.

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